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Lock Poker to Acquire Cake Poker Network, Rebrand as Revolution Gaming
Lock Poker recently acquired the assets of the Cake Poker Network and will will rebranded the network to Revolution Gaming. This is their new US facing platform. The change took place on June 1, and existing Lock players were moved to the new platform on May 31.
Although Lock Poker was once a Cake Poker skin, they are currently a skin on the Merge Gaming Network. Lock Poker claims that it is the largest skin on the Merge Network, accounting for 40 percent of Merge's traffic. The offer an industry unique vault to store your money and process deposits and withdrawels. They are keeping their current Lock PROs - Melanie Weisner, Eric Lynch, Leo Margets and Annette Obrestad. They are the new Pros of Revolution Gaming.
The two sides clashed last month when Merge canceled the LockOps tournament series available only to Lock Poker players. Merge had originally given Lock Poker the green light to run the 33-event schedule with $2 million in guarantees, but the network pulled the plug on April 23 without any clarification.
Lock Poker CEO Jennifer Larson said recently ?Merge was a great stepping stone for us but we have outgrown them. We really need to forge our own path to continued success. The only way to do this is to stay true to our core philosophy: partnering with our players.
The Cake Poker Network will continue much as before under the new name, with all skins invited to continue on the rebranded poker network. Cake Poker confirmed the deal, stating “this allows Cake to focus efforts on its current European, South American and Asian business with another exciting announcement to soon follow.
Because Lock has their own cashier, the transition for Lock players will go unnoticed. ?To all existing Lock players this move will be seamless ? it will take the form of a simple software update happening on May 31st. You will login to find your real money balance as well as everything else you know and love about Lock. Lock will also continue to manage their own stand-alone cashier so withdrawals will be as fast and easy as they are now. All players? current player VIP rewards will only increase and all rakeback players will be moved over to the increased percentage on Revolution. More details coming soon.?
Although not specified in the press release, Most skins on both Cake Poker and Merge Gaming Network, including Lock Poker, accept players from most states in the United States, so presumably skins on Revolution Gaming will do the same.